Chronic Absenteeism: The Correlation Between Student Success and Failure

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Kameron Johnson Gary Dick


By Kameron Johnson, Social Work

Advisor: Gary Dick

Presentation ID: AM_A31

Abstract: Truancy is the intentional unauthorized absence from compulsory schooling. It is considered as one of the top ten major problems in the schools in the US today. However, is the problem of truancy on academic performance serious? This study seeks to configure the effect of chronic absenteeism on academic performance and how it can be addressed. The purpose of this study is to unveil some evidences, either to contradict or back the assumption that when students become chronically absent there will be several consequences hindering them from getting success in their academic performance as well as leading them into delinquency. All in all, this research will examine the effects of chronic absenteeism on primary and secondary students.

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